Institute on Aging Presents
The 35th Annual
Cable Car Caroling
December 7th, 2019

The 35th Annual Cable Car Caroling
From Generation to Generation

Cable Car Caroling

Cable Car Caroling, now a 35-year tradition in San Francisco, is a multicultural event, including Hanukkah songs and Hispanic Christmas carols. This annual fundraising songfest brings holiday cheer to isolated older adults and adults living with disabilities at assisted living centers, skilled nursing facilities and individual homes across San Francisco. Last year was a sold out record-breaking success with over 550 carolers on 15 motorized cable cars reaching more than 1,000 seniors and adults living with disabilities.

Raising more than $100,000 in 2018, Cable Car Caroling funds go to support IOA’s Friendship Line, the nation’s only accredited (American Association of Suicidology) 24-hour toll-free hotline for seniors and adults living with disabilities. The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warm line of non-urgent calls.

Business Partnerships

Institute on Aging’s annual events, like Cable Car Caroling, offer unique business sponsorship opportunities not only for brand enhancing corporate citizenship, but for employee engagement in activities that are fun and profound at the same time.  Many employees of our business partners also volunteer out of individual commitment to a cause or as part of a Corporate Volunteer Day at IOA. For more information on sponsorship or employee volunteer opportunities, please click below or contact Constance Cheong at 415.379.3256 or by email at

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